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  • NOLA to host top travel trade show in 2016

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans will host the largest travel industry show in North America in 2016. The U.S. Travel Association's show, called IPW, was last held in New Orleans in 2002. The group had planned to hold the five-day show in Greater Miami and The Beaches. However, the...

  • 'Freedom for All' exhibit goes to NC plantation

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    CRESWELL, N.C. (AP) — A traveling exhibit about the Emancipation Proclamation is being displayed at a North Carolina plantation that relied on slave labor. The "Freedom for All" exhibit goes on display Monday at Somerset Place State Historic Site in Creswell as part of a tour of state...

  • Six Flags hosting 'Fright Fest' recruitment event

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — Six Flags Over Georgia is looking to hire hundreds of workers to staff the park's annual Halloween event. Officials say the theme park is looking to hire about 400 Fright Fest team members to help staff the park's Fright Fest event this year, which runs from Sept....

  • Torre apologetic for slight in his HOF speech

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Before he answered a question at the press conference following the Baseball Hall of Fame's induction ceremony on Sunday, Joe Torre wanted to address someone he regrettably omitted from his speech. The former Yankee manager briefly mentioned late owner George...

  • Tribes bring bison plan to legislative panel

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Although tribes of the Blackfoot Confederacy have historically relied on bison for food, shelter and clothing, free-ranging bison have not been part of the sweeping landscape just east of the Northern Rockies in Montana and Canada for more than a century. Now...

  • 2.5M visitors to national parks in S Fla in 2013

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A new National Park Service report says more than 2.5 million people visited the national parks in South Florida last year. According to the report released earlier this week, those visitors spent $206 million in surrounding communities, supporting over 2,700...

  • Garagiola among those feted by baseball Hall

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Garagiola, Roger Angell and Eric Nadel were honored Saturday at Doubleday Field in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's annual awards ceremony. The 88-year-old Garagiola received the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award and sent a taped message. The...

  • Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board...

  • Kiteboarders object to sport's ban on Cape Cod

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Kiteboarders are pushing back against bans in the protected waters off Cape Cod, but federal officials say the prohibitions are necessary because the kites scare away piping plovers and other threatened or endangered shorebirds from their traditional nesting areas....

  • Feds delay closure of Point Reyes oyster farm

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — The National Park Service is delaying the closure of a popular oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Drakes Bay Oyster Co. in Marin County was scheduled to shut down at the end of July after former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in 2012 refused to...

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